On Wednesday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a new policy that could vastly complicate the lives of military families. Although the government agency denied that they were revoking automatic citizenship for the children of U.S. army members deployed abroad — the new rule can vastly complicate adoptions and the citizen status of some military members’ kids.
The policy shift is widely seen as a part of President Donald Trump’s larger campaign to quell immigration to the U.S., including his pledge to undo birthright citizenship.
On CNN Thursday, military veteran Will Goodwin explained why the new policy is disastrous.
“I think once again this is chaos for military families. This has happened a lot throughout the Trump administration. He has used the military and their families as a punching bag to fulfill his own domestic political aims. Think about the transgender ban and other policies like this,” he added.
‘Don’t let him rewrite history’: GOP ex-congressman slams Trump for painting fewer than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as a victory
At Wednesday's coronavirus task force press conference, President Donald Trump reiterated his claim that if fewer than 100,000 Americans die from COVID-19, it will be a victory for him.
Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) had none of it.
He ignored the warnings. He ignored the scientists & doctors. He refused to prepare. He lied about the virus. This country wasn’t ready. People got sick. People died. People lost their jobs. Because he cared more about himself than the country.
Don’t let him rewrite history. https://t.co/9snqoJ1VQI
Wisconsin GOP plots to strip Democratic governor of more power — a day after forcing voters to stand outside in a pandemic
This week, Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature have faced national fury after their successful lawsuits blocking Democratic Gov. Tony Evers from delaying the election and extending absentee voting.
But just one day after tens of thousands of voters were forced to stand in public lines and risk COVID-19 exposure just to exercise their constitutional right to vote, the Wisconsin GOP found yet another way to weaponize the pandemic for partisan gain.
According to Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Republicans in the legislature have slipped a provision into the state's relief bill authorizing unemployment disbursement under the federal CARES Act, that would allow the state's Finance Committee to make budget cuts without input from Evers — stripping him of power at exactly the moment when the public would be looking to the governor for help.
CDC quietly deletes hydroxychloroquine guidance as study hyped by Trump comes into question
The CDC published "highly unusual" dosing guidance based on "unattributed anecdotes rather than peer-reviewed science" last month amid pressure on federal health officials from Trump, Reuters reported. The agency now appears to have quietly removed those guidelines from its website this week.